Town Pastors are Christian volunteers from local churches who are out in the town centre of Bury St Edmunds most Friday and Saturday nights, being a positive influence on the streets and providing help and support to vulnerable people.

Town Pastors have been on the streets of Bury St Edmunds since May 2008.

In addition, there is the Prayer Team: some people pray at the base in town and others pray at home.

Bury Town Pastors is a registered charity: Registered Charity Number 1157108.

St Eds 'Unique Bars' Running Festival

We are very pleased to tell you about an exciting event which will raise money for Bury Town Pastors and for West Suffolk Hospital’s My WiSH Charity.

The St Eds Running Festival will take place on Sunday 29th October 2017 and is being sponsored by Unique Bars. The event is being organised by HaverSports and it will be the final event in 'Our Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport 2017'.

There will be a Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k and Fun-Run. Races will start at the Skyliner Leisure Centre, Moreton Hall.

For full details, please go to:

www.haversports.com or


The next Town Pastor Training Course in Bury St Edmunds will begin on Saturday 11th November 2017.

We welcome applications for the Prayer Team at any time.

If you are interested in joining us, please go to the

How To Apply page

What do Town Pastors do on an evening out? Activities range from giving dehydrated people some water to drink, helping people to get a taxi or a lift, waiting with vulnerable people, calming and diffusing aggressive situations and various conversations with people.


For further information please contact: Mrs Jo Copsey BEM, Co-ordinator of Bury Town Pastors

Email: info@burytownpastors.org.uk

Tel: 07594 334215